As Uber experiences rapid growth, the company is preparing to expand its data center network. Uber’s Dean Nelson discussed its data center infrastructure at Datacloud Europe.
Vapor IO edge data centers will serve as launch stations and data hubs for Hangar drones as they fly missions to collect and analyze oceans of business data.
Autonomous vehicles will be like supercomputers rolling down the highway, generating up to 4 terabytes of data per day. That could translate into massive demand for data centers and wireless infrastructure.
Vapor IO has launched Vapor Edge for Telecom, a platform to enable rapid deployment of edge capacity by wireless network operators and real estate investment trusts (REIT) specializing in the telecom tower business.
Intel says new technologies like AI, the IoT and virtual reality will create an explosion of data, driving demand for new infrastructure and an “interconnectedness of everything.” The data center is central to this vision.
Uber has hired industry veteran Dean Nelson, the former head of data centers at eBay, as Head of Uber Compute. The hiring suggests Uber is ready to super-size its growing data infrastructure.
Ride-sharing startup Uber has leased large chunks of data center space in three major markets during 2015, expanding the future capacity of the real-time data platform driving its growing global transportation logistics empire.